Noel O’Boyle


Following a degree in Chemistry from NUI Galway, Noel O’Boyle undertook a PhD
with Prof. Han Vos (Dublin City University) on ruthenium polypyridyl
complexes. Subsequent postdoctoral positions involved protein reaction
similiarity (University of Cambridge), protein-ligand docking (Cambridge
Crystallographic Data Centre), and conformation generation (University College

Throughout his career, he has maintained an interest in Open Source software
in chemistry, and has contributed to GaussSum, cclib, and Open Babel among

Noel O’Boyle is currently a Senior Software Engineer with NextMove Software
working on the cheminformatics of peptides and other biologics, textmining
genes and proteins, and using matched molecular series to guide drug

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